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Faculty Senate - December 4, 2009 Budget And Planning, Faculty Senate Dec 2009

Faculty Senate - December 4, 2009 Budget And Planning, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - December 4, 2009 Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate Dec 2009

Faculty Senate - December 4, 2009 Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Jordanian Secondary Schools Teachers Towardscritical Thinking, Osamah Bataineh, Khaled F. Alazzi Dec 2009

Perceptions Of Jordanian Secondary Schools Teachers Towardscritical Thinking, Osamah Bataineh, Khaled F. Alazzi

International Education

The purpose of this study was to discover themes or concepts, generated from the collected data, that formed building blocks of grounded theory in the study of secondary school social studies teachers’ perspectives. This research study was conducted in Jordan, where secondary school social studies teachers were interviewed regarding their perspectives of teaching critical thinking skills in their classrooms. All interviews were audio-taped in Arabic and later translated into English. Data, including the translation of the audio, video tapes, the Ministry of Education guidelines, and textbook teacher manuals were analyzed qualitatively. The study results indicated that Jordanian secondary school social ...


Signposts On The Path To Learning: A Phenomenological Case Study, Melba L. Roberts Dec 2009

Signposts On The Path To Learning: A Phenomenological Case Study, Melba L. Roberts

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to describe the phenomenon of learning among high school educators engaged in an on-line learning community studying the application of reader response theory across the curriculum following a two-day professional development (PD) workshop. The theoretical framework both for the design and content of the workshop and for the design of the study was social constructivism. The specific research question to be answered with respect to the participant, Ariel, was, "what is the teacher's experience in an on-line learning community?" For this phenomenological case study, the methods for data collection included two semi-structured interviews ...


The Path To Success: Identities That Mathematics Students Develop In A Specialized Residential High School, Yan Wang Dec 2009

The Path To Success: Identities That Mathematics Students Develop In A Specialized Residential High School, Yan Wang

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the mathematics learning practices in the lives of students in a specialized residential high school in the Southeastern region of the United States. In particular, the study explores how mathematics classroom micro-culture shapes and is shaped by students‘ developing identities as mathematics learners, and what mathematics learning means to them. These purposes were achieved through the lens of the theoretical framework of identity in practice (Wenger, 1998), multiple framework (Martin, 2000), and the interpretive scheme (Cobb, Gresalfi, & Hodge, 2009).

Mixed research methods were used to conduct the study. Surveys, semi-structured interviews, observations ...


Collaborative Reflective Practice Of Two Early Childhood Educators: The Impact On Their Ongoing Inquiry And Professional Development, Stacy Cummings Onks Dec 2009

Collaborative Reflective Practice Of Two Early Childhood Educators: The Impact On Their Ongoing Inquiry And Professional Development, Stacy Cummings Onks

Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

Two preschool teachers served as participants in this instrumental case study with the purpose of: (1) identifying the emergence of new understandings and processes of joint, shared activity, (2) examining the ways in which the use of two diverse methods (electronic and audio journals) influenced and mediated critical reflective practice, and (3) examining the link between reflection and action.

There were two major findings. First, the use of multiple methods to engage in reflection was found to be critical to encourage and support effective, rich reflection. Second, teachers changed the conceptualization of their professional relationships and of reflective practice ...


Child Parent Relationship Therapy: Hope For Disrupted Attachment, Carolyn Carlisle Hacker Dec 2009

Child Parent Relationship Therapy: Hope For Disrupted Attachment, Carolyn Carlisle Hacker

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) was an effective method of treatment for reducing behaviors associated with attachment difficulties experienced by foster children who have been removed from their family of origin. This study also sought to determine if the age of the foster child, the gender of the foster child, or the number of foster placements would also influence behaviors associated with attachment difficulties. This study was conducted with a pre-test, post-test, quasi-experimental group, control group design format using the Randolph Attachment Disorder Questionnaire (RADQ) assessment instrument. The quasi-experimental group received ...


A Study Of Presidential Derailment In Public Research Universities, Keith Shaw Carver Dec 2009

A Study Of Presidential Derailment In Public Research Universities, Keith Shaw Carver

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this interpretive, multiple case qualitative study was to explore factors associated with presidential derailments in public research universities. The case studies involved interviews, document analysis, and observation. The population consisted of four public research universities in the United States. These varied and diverse sources of information produced the data for the investigation.

The findings revealed five derailment themes among the four cases. These were: problems with interpersonal relationships, poor selection of advisors, flawed search processes, unethical behavior, and the failure of the president to change or adapt to the new organization upon assuming the presidency. Three of ...


A Program Evaluation Of Parenting Apart: Effective Co-Parenting, Melissa Ivy Rector Dec 2009

A Program Evaluation Of Parenting Apart: Effective Co-Parenting, Melissa Ivy Rector

Masters Theses

A two-month longitudinal program evaluation was conducted of a four-hour mandated parent education program for divorcing parents of minor children. To expand on Brandon’s (2006) program evaluation of the same program, the present study sought to examine knowledge gain and behavior change in participants. Using a retrospective post-then-pre design, 139 participants reported their knowledge gain in two areas: (a) the impacts of divorce and of putting children in the middle of conflict, and (b) strategies to reduce conflict with one’s former spouse. Two-month follow-up interviews were used to assess behavior change in two areas: (a) using techniques to ...


Faculty Senate - November 16, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - November 16, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - November 16, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - November 16, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - November 16, 2009 Utk Salary Survey, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - November 16, 2009 Utk Salary Survey, Faculty Senate

Senate Reports and Documents

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - November 6, 2009 Budget And Planning, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - November 6, 2009 Budget And Planning, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - November 4, 2009 Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - November 4, 2009 Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - November 2, 2009 University System Relations, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - November 2, 2009 University System Relations, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council November 2, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - Executive Council November 2, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council November 2, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate Nov 2009

Faculty Senate - Executive Council November 2, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Strengthening A Global Perspective On Andragogy: An Update For 2009, John A. Henschke Edd Nov 2009

Strengthening A Global Perspective On Andragogy: An Update For 2009, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

Andragogy has received mixed reviews in the past. Some have analyzed it from a positive perspective. Some have analyzed if from a negative perspective, and some have ignored it altogether. Most of the discussions have limited their observations to how Malcolm S. Knowles addressed andragogy. There has been as inadequate investigation of the foundation and background of andragogy from a world perspective. This research presents 290 major works published in English from national and international sources on andragogy that may help provide a clear and understandable international foundation for the linkage between the research, theory, and practice of andragogy. Six ...


Faculty Senate - October 19, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate Oct 2009

Faculty Senate - October 19, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - October 19, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Oct 2009

Faculty Senate - October 19, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - October 14, 2009 Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate Oct 2009

Faculty Senate - October 14, 2009 Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 5, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Oct 2009

Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 5, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 5, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate Oct 2009

Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 5, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - October 2, 2009 Budgeting And Planning, Faculty Senate Oct 2009

Faculty Senate - October 2, 2009 Budgeting And Planning, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Accolades, Fall 2009, College Of Education, Health, And Human Sciences Oct 2009

Accolades, Fall 2009, College Of Education, Health, And Human Sciences

Accolades Newsletter

In the current issue of Accolades you will learn of the very important work our students are engaged in as they counsel youth who are suffering loss. The Grief Outreach Center, under the direction of Tricia McClam, is providing grief counseling to elementary through high school students who have lost close family members, are struggling as a result of separation or divorce, or dealing with other personal tragedy. Denise Bates and Allison Anders are leading the effort to assist in the resettlement of refugees from the African country of Burundi. Special attention is being focused on the successful transition and ...


The Connection, Fall 2009, College Of Education, Health, And Human Sciences Oct 2009

The Connection, Fall 2009, College Of Education, Health, And Human Sciences

CEHHS Connection

This e-newsletter was created to let everyone in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences know about the many activities that are taking place in the college.


Faculty Senate - September 28, 2009 University System Relations, Faculty Senate Sep 2009

Faculty Senate - September 28, 2009 University System Relations, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - September 14, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate Sep 2009

Faculty Senate - September 14, 2009 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - September 14, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Sep 2009

Faculty Senate - September 14, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council August 31, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Aug 2009

Faculty Senate - Executive Council August 31, 2009 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.